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In the News:

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1) Trump imposes new $20 billion tax increase (rising to $50 billion in 2019) on US consumers
2) Trump stands by Kavanaugh, supports “a full process”
3) AP: Assange tried to get Russian visa in 2010
4) Pai: California’s Big Data corporate welfare scheme is “illegal”
5) Mueller asks court to schedule Flynn sentencing
6) Freddie Oversteegen, 1925-2018
7) Coca-Cola “closely watching” market for drinks infused with cannabis extract
8) Pope Francis defrocks Chilean priest accused of sexually abusing children as Vatican faces criticism over cover-ups
9) Trump economic adviser: US wants serious trade talks with China
10) Salesforce chief Marc Benioff buys Time for $190 million
11) UK: The alternative to my Brexit deal is “no deal,” cautions May
12) Argentina: Regime seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood
13) NM: Sunspot observatory to reopen, with little explanation for closure
14) Strawberry needle scare: Australia probe as “vicious crime” widens
15) Amazon investigates claims that employees sold confidential data
16) LA: Cat knocks out power to much of New Orleans
17) Guatemala: Court says president must allow return of anti-corruption chief
18) DeVos to students: Differing viewpoints key to free speech
19) Syria: Missiles strike airport, Israelis suspected
20) TX: Gang member charged with moonlighting

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The secret to better government is less government
22) Libertarians are terrible at persuasion in the social justice language of power and privilege, and we should be better at it.
23) Casualties of Trump’s trade war
24) In Bernie Sanders vs. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, only workers lose
25) It’s hurricane season, which means anti-gouging laws
26) Below the surface of ICE: The corporations profiting from immigrant detention
27) Four ways Democrats’ plan to derail Kavanaugh confirmation could backfire
28) The silence of the deficit hawks
29) Mutual self-impoverishment is foolish
30) Constitution Day, the most instructive holiday of 2018
31) A political realignment in Europe?
32) California’s bad idea: Gender quotas for corporate boards
33) Fed up with drug shortages, this hospital decided to make its own generics
34) We still haven’t learned the right lessons from the 2008 crash
35) A new roadmap for getting change done
36) The greatest service economists perform
37) The Irony Law of Socialism
38) “Socialism” is a political fashion statement
39) A primer on challenging jurisdiction
40) Why politicians and the media lie about the Citizens United decision
41) Inside Israel’s new Iran strategy
42) The establishment hates a sloppy imperialist
43) What digging up Franco has to do with democracy
44) The war for the president’s mind
45) Constitution Day: Every day, not just a one-day federal mandate
46) All of our [sic] fears about Trump are coming true
47) Private creditors can put you in jail
48) The adults in the White House trying to save the US from Trump are just as dangerous as he is
49) Some random thoughts on money
50) Quantum Vibe, 09/17/18

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Reason Podcast, 09/17/18
52) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/17/17
53) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 121
54) The Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 231
55) Scott Adams Says, 09/17/18
56) Patrick Cockburn on The Scott Horton Show
57) CQ Budget Podcast, episode 78
58) Political Beats Podcast, episode 43
59) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/16/18
60) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 366
61) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 247
62) Free Talk Live, 09/16/18
63) AnarchoChristian, episode 18
64) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 178
65) The Last Nighters, episode 37

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1) Trump imposes new $20 billion tax increase (rising to $50 billion in 2019) on US consumers
Source: CNBC

“President Donald Trump will impose 10 percent tariffs on [American buyers of] $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, and those duties will rise to 25 percent at the end of the year. The action, announced by the Trump administration Monday, escalates a trade conflict between the world’s two largest economies. China has already threatened to retaliate against new trade barriers [by punishing its own workers and consumers with similar tax increases] (09/17/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/17/trump-puts-new-tariffs-on-china-as-trade-war-escalates.html

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2) Trump stands by Kavanaugh, supports “a full process”
Source: CNN

“President Donald Trump on Monday praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh as ‘one of the finest people that I’ve ever known’ in his first public comments since the Supreme Court nominee was publicly accused of sexual assault, and he criticized Democrats for not releasing information about the allegation sooner. While he heaped praise on his nominee, Trump said he supports going ‘through a full process’ to ‘hear everybody out’ on the matter and accepted the possibility that Kavanaugh’s nomination could be delayed as a result.” (09/17/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/17/politics/donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-full-process/index.html

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3) AP: Assange tried to get Russian visa in 2010
Source: Bloomberg

“Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his WikiLeaks website, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught in a vise, the silver-haired Australian [allegedly] wrote to the Russian Consulate in London. ‘I, Julian Assange, hereby grant full authority to my friend, Israel Shamir, to both drop off and collect my passport, in order to get a visa,’ said the letter, which was obtained exclusively by The Associated Press. The Nov. 30, 2010, missive is part of a much larger trove of WikiLeaks emails, chat logs, financial records, secretly recorded footage and other documents [supposedly] leaked to the AP.” (09/17/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-17/new-leak-shows-julian-assange-sought-russian-visa-in-2010

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4) Pai: California’s Big Data corporate welfare scheme is “illegal”
Source: CNet News

“Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday that California’s efforts to establish net neutrality rules are ‘illegal.’ ‘California’s micromanagement poses a risk to the rest of the country,’ Pai said in a speech at the Maine Heritage Policy Center. ‘After all, broadband is an interstate service; Internet traffic doesn’t recognize state lines. It follows that only the federal government can set regulatory policy in this area.’ Last month, California’s State Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance voted to move forward with Senate Bill 822, which provides the [biggest subsidies yet to Big Data]. Pai called it a ‘radical, anti-consumer’ bill.” (09/17/18)

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-says-california-net-neutrality-rules-are-illegal/

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5) Mueller asks court to schedule Flynn sentencing
Source: The Hill

“Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to move forward with the sentencing of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, nearly 10 months after he pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his Russia contacts. The development Monday comes after repeated delays in Flynn’s sentencing. … Mueller’s team had previously sought to delay Flynn’s sentencing four times, signaling that his cooperation was still needed in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference. The latest development indicates that Mueller believes he has gotten all that he can or needs from Flynn in the nearly 10 months since he admitted to lying to FBI investigators about his Russia contacts. While Mueller will not be precluded from calling Flynn to testify at any forthcoming trials, his sentencing will effectively mark an end to his cooperation in the probe.” (09/17/18)

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/407092-mueller-asks-court-to-schedule-flynn-sentencing

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6) Freddie Oversteegen, 1925-2018
Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Freddie Oversteegen, the last remaining member of the Netherlands’ most famous female resistance cell, died on September 5, one day before her 93rd birthday. She was living in a nursing home in Driehuis, 8km from Haarlem, and had suffered several heart attacks in recent years, said Jeroen Pliester, chairman of the National Hannie Schaft Foundation. … With Hannie Schaft, a one-time law student with fiery red hair, [Oversteegen and her sister Truus] sabotaged bridges and rail lines with dynamite, shot Nazis while riding their bikes, and donned disguises to smuggle Jewish children across the country and sometimes out of concentration camps. In perhaps their most daring act, they seduced their Nazi targets in taverns or bars, asked if they wanted to ‘go for a stroll’ in the forest — and ‘liquidated’ them, as Oversteegen put it, with a pull of the trigger.” (09/17/18)

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2164507/freddie-oversteegen-dutch-hero-who-seduced-nazis-and-killed-them

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7) Coca-Cola “closely watching” market for drinks infused with cannabis extract
Source: USA Today

“Soft drink titan Coca-Cola is ‘closely watching’ the market for drinks infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, the chemical in marijuana believed to relieve pain and anxiety. Noting the space for cannabidiol-based drinks is ‘evolving quickly,’ the company stressed that the ingredient doesn’t produce the high that comes from another cannabis-derived chemical known as THC. ‘Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world,’ Coca-Cola said Monday in a statement. ‘The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.’ The statement followed a report that Coca-Cola was allegedly in ‘serious talks’ to develop cannabis-related beverages with Canada’s Aurora Cannabis. That report, published by BNN Bloomberg, cited ‘multiple sources familiar with the matter’ but was not denied in statements by both companies.” (09/17/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/09/17/coke-closely-watching-marijuana-drinks-market/1335752002

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8) Pope Francis defrocks Chilean priest accused of sexually abusing children as Vatican faces criticism over cover-ups
Source: Daily Mail [UK]

“Pope Francis has ordered a man accused of sexually abusing minors to be removed from the priesthood, Chilean church authorities said on Saturday. Reverend Cristian Precht Banados, 77, had already been suspended from priestly duties in 2012 for five years following an investigation into similar allegations. His defrocking comes amid fresh criticism of the Catholic Church’s handling of the countless sexual abuse allegations against members of the clergy since the 1990s. In May, all of Chile’s 34 bishops submitted their resignations over the sex abuse scandal. Despite this, Precht’s is the first formal dismissal decreed by the Pope.” (09/17/18)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6175767/Pope-defrocks-Chilean-priest-accused-sexual-abuse-Vatican-faces-criticism-cover-ups.html

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9) Trump economic adviser: US wants serious trade talks with China
Source: Reuters

“The United States is ready to negotiate a trade deal with China whenever Beijing is prepared for serious talks that will reduce tariffs and eliminate non-tariff trade barriers, top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday. Kudlow, speaking at the Economic Club of New York, also said China’s economic reforms were moving in the wrong direction and that he expected the United States would soon announce tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. ‘We are ready to negotiate and talk with China any time that they are ready for serious and substantive negotiations toward free trade to reduce tariffs and non-tariff barriers, to open markets, to allow the most competitive economy in the world, ours, to export more and more goods and services to China,’ he said.” (09/17/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-kudlow/trump-economic-adviser-says-u-s-wants-serious-trade-talks-with-china-idUSKCN1LX22Y

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10) Salesforce chief Marc Benioff buys Time for $190 million
Source: ZDNet

Salesforce.com founder and now co-CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne have acquired the Time media brand, in a personal purchase worth $190 million. The couple scoops up the media and marketing company that boasts 175 million US consumers each month from Meredith Corporation, which ended up with the brand as part of its purchase of Time Inc in January this year. Although chief of the company that reported second quarter revenue of $3.28 billion, Benioff’s purchase is unrelated to Salesforce.com, and it is expected he and his wife will not be involved in the day-to-day operations or journalistic decisions of the brand, which will continue to be led by Time’s current executive leadership team.” (09/17/18)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/salesforce-chief-marc-benioff-buys-time-for-190m/

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11) UK: The alternative to my Brexit deal is “no deal,” cautions May
Source: CNBC

“British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned rebels in her party that the alternative to her potential Brexit deal with the EU is no deal. The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29 and yet little is clear: There is, so far, no full exit agreement and some rebels in May’s Conservative Party have threatened to vote down a deal if she clinches one. ‘I think that the alternative to that will be having no deal,’ May told BBC TV.” (09/17/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/17/uk-pm-may-cautions-the-alternative-to-my-brexit-deal-is-no-deal.html

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12) Argentina: Regime seizes costly film equipment stolen from Hollywood
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Argentine authorities said Friday that they had seized about $3 million in cameras, lenses and other film equipment stolen in Hollywood and New York. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said that officials worked in conjunction with the FBI, the New York Police Department and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in the operation called ‘Hollywood Stolen.’ Argentina’s Federal Police said in a statement that it became aware of an NYPD investigation related to the matter two years ago. Police said they then collaborated to infiltrate the film production underworld and follow suspects, tap their phones and film their movements until they found the equipment that had been reported stolen in the U.S.” (09/17/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Argentina-seizes-costly-film-equipment-stolen-13230148.php

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13) NM: Sunspot observatory to reopen, with little explanation for closure
Source: Albuquerque Journal

“The closure is ending, but the mystery remains. Following its abrupt evacuation Sept. 6, the Sunspot Solar Observatory near Alamogordo is set to ‘transition back to regular operations’ today, officials announced Sunday afternoon. A spokeswoman for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy said in a statement that the decision to ‘temporarily vacate’ and cease ‘science activities’ was made in response to ‘a security issue’ and ‘an on-going law enforcement investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak.’ … Asked about the case last week, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said there were ‘no extraterrestrials’ involved, and he referred questions to AURA.” (09/16/18)

https://www.abqjournal.com/1221558/observatory-to-reopen-little-explanation-for-closure.html

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14) Strawberry needle scare: Australia probe as “vicious crime” widens
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across the country. Contaminated punnets have now been reported in six states and territories. A minister called it a ‘vicious crime.’ One man was taken to hospital after eating a strawberry that held a needle. Several brands have been recalled, while New Zealand’s biggest grocers have stopped selling Australian strawberries as a precaution. Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt ordered the Food Safety Authority of Australia and New Zealand to investigate the scare.” (09/17/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45543764

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15) Amazon investigates claims that employees sold confidential data
Source: CNN

“Amazon is investigating allegations that some of its employees have offered to leak confidential information and delete negative product reviews in exchange for money. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, Amazon staff members are peddling internal data and other advantages that independent merchants can use to try to get higher rankings for their products in searches on the site. The practice is ‘particularly pronounced in China,’ the article said.” (09/17/18)

https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/17/technology/amazon-data-investigation/index.html

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16) LA: Cat knocks out power to much of New Orleans
Source: USA Today

“Thousands of Entergy New Orleans customers lost power for more than an hour after a cat got into a substation Monday. The outages began around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to the Entergy New Orleans. Power was restored around noon, the company tweeted. A statement from the company said a cat got into a substation and caused a flash when it touched the equipment. The animal did not survive. ‘It is unusual for a cat to get into a substation and around protective devices. When this happens, the animals unfortunately do not survive the high-voltage contact,’ the company said in a tweet. Entergy New Orleans said the company installs protective devices to keep animals out of the equipment to protect the animals and prevent power outages.” [editor’s note: Yeah, blame the cat … just like you blame the dog when you fart – SAT] (09/17/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/09/17/entergy-new-orleans-power-outage-cat-substation/1336436002

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17) Guatemala: Court says president must allow return of anti-corruption chief
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Guatemala’s constitutional court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a UN-backed anti-corruption commission to return to Guatemala, dealing a blunt rebuke to the leader who has sought in recent weeks to dismantle the body. The unanimous ruling by the court’s five magistrates marked the second time in as many years that the court has reversed Morales'[s] efforts to keep commission chief Ivan Velasquez out of Guatemala. Velasquez has pressed a number of high-profile graft investigations, including one that is pending against the president himself.” (09/17/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/17/guatemala-court-president-morales-allow-return-anti-corruption-chief

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18) DeVos to students: Differing viewpoints key to free speech
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says free speech on college campuses is being threatened and told students in Philadelphia that listening to people with differing views is an important part of education. DeVos appeared at a student Town Hall on Monday as part the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Day, commemorating the 231st anniversary of the document’s signing. DeVos says some university administrators are trying to shield students from ideas they ‘subjectively decide’ are offensive. She says that part of the problem is that as a nation ‘we have abandoned truth’ and that many see truth as a personal point of view. She urged students to approach others with respect and to engage with those who have differing views. During a question-and-answer session, one student told DeVos that the administration of Republican President Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be playing by those rules.” (09/17/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/education/article/DeVos-tells-students-differing-viewpoints-key-to-13235727.php

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19) Syria: Missiles strike airport, Israelis suspected
Source: United Press International

“A suspected Israeli missile strike targeted an Iranian arms shipment at Syrian airport late Saturday night. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency shared video of Syrian air defenses confronting the strike near the capital city of Damascus and repelling some of the incoming missiles it said came from Israel. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said explosions heard near Damascus were caused by strikes targeting a warehouse and an arms shipment from Iran to the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. The Israeli strike also reportedly hit an Iranian cargo plane loaded with weapons, which had just landed at the Damascus International Airport from Tehran.” (09/16/18)

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/09/16/Israel-strikes-Iranian-weapons-delivery-in-Syria/6031537117775/

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20) TX: Gang member charged with moonlighting
Source: Yahoo! News

“A longtime U.S. Border Patrol agent is being called a ‘serial killer’ after he was arrested and charged with the murder of four women in southern Texas on Saturday. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was arrested on Saturday in Laredo, Texas, after he allegedly attempted to abduct a fifth woman, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office said. He has been charged with the murder of four women over the past two weeks, as well as unlawful restraint, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.” [editor’s note: So, arrested for doing the same thing in his off hours that he does at work. Must have violated a non-compete claus or something – TLK] (09/16/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/border-patrol-agent-charged-killing-4-women-5th-055010912–abc-news-topstories.html

***** Everybody Has An Opinion *****

21) The secret to better government is less government
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Kai Sedgwick

“Governments. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them, right? From first world countries to war-torn hellholes, bemoaning politicians is de rigueur. Yet for all their flaws, we tend to view our elected officials as a necessary evil, for if they weren’t in office, the country would descend into anarchy. At least that’s what we’ve always been told. The history books, however, would demur.” (09/17/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/the-secret-to-better-government-is-less-government/

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22) Libertarians are terrible at persuasion in the social justice language of power and privilege, and we should be better at it.
Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“I am a life-in-the-real-world (LIRW) libertarian who is most comfortable arguing on the freedom-coercion axis and based on economic efficiency. LIRW libertarian means that I don’t answer every policy question with a knee-jerk anarcho-capitalist get-the-government-out-of-the-way policy prescription. I accept that government coercion is not going away and I can accept some state coercion in support of certain policy goals. However, in doing so I assign something I call the Cost of Coercion to policy proposals in balancing out the costs and benefits and the coercion cost I assign will be high. As such, then, I tend to discuss policy in terms of meeting goals with maximum economic efficiency and minimum levels of coercion. In this article I want to talk about my (and other libertarians’) attempts to engage (or failures to engage) Progressives on their preferred Oppressor-Oppressed axis. While I think everyone benefits from learning to engage with folks who speak different political languages, doing so is particularly important for libertarians in the United States because we are the odd man out in the current two-party system.” (09/16/18)

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2018/09/libertarians-are-terrible-at-persuasion-in-the-social-justice-language-of-power-and-privilege-and-we-should-be-better-at-it-there-is-definitely-common-ground-to-be-explored.html

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23) Casualties of Trump’s trade war
Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“Eighty percent of the world’s recreational vehicles are built in and around Elkhart County, Indiana, which voted for Trump by a 2-1 margin. When times are bad, people don’t buy RVs, because they are a luxury, not a necessity. The Great Recession walloped Elkhart, which saw its unemployment rate hit 20 percent. Nine years later, the rate is 2.3 percent. But RV sales are falling and some plants have cut production to four days a week. Why? Trump has imposed new duties on steel and aluminum, two commodities needed to build motor homes, campers, and the like. Elkhart-based Smoker Craft, which makes pontoon boats, said because of European retaliation the price of a typical new rig could climb from $30,000 to $37,000. Meanwhile, the tariffs imposed by Canada in retaliation have shriveled a market that previously accounted for a quarter of the company’s sales. … A group of more than 80 trade associations representing U.S. farmers, retailers, toy makers, fisheries, tech companies, and others has launched a campaign with the slogan ‘Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.’” (09/17/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/17/casualties-of-trumps-trade-war

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24) In Bernie Sanders vs. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, only workers lose
Source: Cato Institute
by Ryan Bourne

“Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders'[s] fight against corporate America over low worker pay has progressed in the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act (aka the Stop BEZOS Act), targeted at Amazon and Walmart. Bernie claims taxpayers subsidize these corporations because many employees receive government welfare through food stamps, school meals, rental assistance or federal contributions to Medicaid. To stop this, his bill would tax companies with 500 employees or more dollar-for-dollar for the value of benefits received by workers. This is an extraordinarily dangerous policy based upon major economic misunderstandings. In fact, it is difficult to think of a worse way of helping lower income workers.” (09/16/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/bernie-sanders-vs-amazons-jeff-bezos-only-workers-lose

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25) It’s hurricane season, which means anti-gouging laws
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“If an owner has the right not to sell his property, he also has the right to sell his property. But the terms on which he offers to sell his property are entirely his. That’s what private ownership also entails — the right to set the selling price for things you own. By the same token, people have the right not to buy. If a sale is going to take place, the seller might have to lower his price and the buyer might have to raise the price he is willing to pay. That’s what a free market is all about. Those principles don’t change in a hurricane. In fact, they become even more important.” (09/17/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/09/17/its-hurricane-season-which-means-anti-gouging-laws/

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26) Below the surface of ICE: The corporations profiting from immigrant detention
Source: In These Times
by David Dayen

“About 60 members of ICE Out of LA faced off with a handful of Trump supporters outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters July 23. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) abolitionist group was there to confront County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, accused of transferring immigrants into federal custody. The Trump fans were there to troll. ‘We tell McDonnell to stop siding with people who promote hate in our community,’ one young Latino protester shouted through a bullhorn. ‘He can abolish ICE here.’ It was everything you’d expect from a political demonstration focused squarely, if optimistically, on changing the mind of a single policymaker. Two days later, 2,400 miles away, activists with Make the Road New York and other groups tried a different approach. They blocked Park Avenue underneath the Upper East Side roof-level penthouse of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, rather than outside a government building. Their speakers blared the now-infamous cries of detained migrant children for their parents.” (09/17/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/features/ice-abolish-immigration-child-detention-private-prison-profiting.html

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27) Four ways Democrats’ plan to derail Kavanaugh confirmation could backfire
Source: Fox News Forum
by Curt Levey

“During Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing earlier this month, Senate Democrats seemed content just scoring points with their base by quizzing the Supreme Court nominee about President Trump, abortion, dark money, racial issues and the like. Now, in the wake of Christine Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, Democrats appear to be shifting to a new strategy aimed at delaying the final confirmation vote until after the November 6 election and actually defeating the nominee. Playing to the base while implicitly acknowledging that Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation was unlikely to be slowed or stopped was a safe strategy. The same cannot be said of the new Democratic strategy that is emerging. It is politically risky while offering little upside.” (09/17/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/17/kavanaugh-confirmation-four-ways-democrats-plan-to-derail-nomination-could-backfire.html

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28) The silence of the deficit hawks
Source: Independent Institute
by Craig Eyermann

“The U.S. government did something in August 2018 that it has never done before. It spent $433 billion in taxpayer and borrowed dollars in a single month! For the U.S. government’s 2018 fiscal year to date, which will end on September 30th, the cumulative amount of spending it has done is well ahead of where it was at this point in 2017, while the amount of money it has collected in taxes is, perhaps surprisingly, slightly ahead of where it was at this time last year. You might think this dubious fiscal achievement would attract howls of disapproval on Capitol Hill, but you would be wrong. According to reporting by Damian Paletta and Erica Werner of the Washington Post, there is bipartisan approval for spending even more money, with the only disagreements being over what.” (09/17/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/09/17/the-silence-of-the-deficit-hawks/

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29) Mutual self-impoverishment is foolish
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“I do indeed believe that the United States government has no business ‘retaliating’ against foreign protectionism with U.S. protectionism. My first objection is based on ethics. It is unethical for Uncle Sam, in an effort to drum up additional sales for some Americans, to obstruct other Americans’ freedom to spend their incomes as they choose and in ways that everyone agrees to be otherwise acceptable. … My second objection is grounded in economics. Contrary to your (and Pres. Trump’s) assumption, foreign-government protectionism weakens rather than strengthens foreign economies that practice it. Why should we ‘retaliate’ by weakening our own economy?” (09/17/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/09/mutual-self-impoverishment-foolish.html

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30) Constitution Day, the most instructive holiday of 2018
Source: Investors Business Daily
by Scott S Powell

“Constitution Day, which falls on September 17, is the national observance holiday that most Americans never heard of. Yet this year, 2018, it may well be our most important holiday. For the Constitution is threatened more now than at any time since seven southern states seceded from Union and Civil War broke out on April 12, 1861. To understand the present peril, it’s important to understand the past. The War of Independence lasted five long years from 1776 to 1781, with the impoverished colonial army being mostly on the defensive. It was a miracle that this small and rather disorganized American militia could defeat Great Britain — then the most formidable military power in the world. The second miracle in forming the United States was the drafting of the Constitution some years after the final and decisive military victory over the British at Yorktown in 1781. By contemporary standards, it is inconceivable how delegates from 13 extraordinarily disparate states could muster the forbearance and magnanimity to agree on the terms of a new Constitution after only four months of deliberation.” (09/17/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/constitution-day-2018

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31) A political realignment in Europe?
Source: EconLog
by Alberto Mingardi

“Is a ‘political realignment’ happening under our own eyes? The idea of a fundamental change in the way people divide politically has been around at least since Donald Trump won the Presidential race and the Brexit referendum in England. People tend to believe that the new fault line will be between ‘anywheres’ and ‘somewheres,’ to borrow the terms used by David Goodhart: that is, between those who, broadly speaking, support globalisation and those who oppose it. The first do embrace a certain view of the open society, the latter do not.” (09/17/18)

https://www.econlib.org/a-political-realignment-in-europe/

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32) California’s bad idea: Gender quotas for corporate boards
Source: Town Hall
by Jeff Jacoby

“Does porcine male chauvinism exclude women from the highest ranks of American corporations? No one could have doubted it in the 1880s, or even the 1980s. But today, a rising tide of female business talent is transforming the nation’s boardrooms. Earlier this year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported that women now account for 22 percent of corporate directors at the companies of the Standard & Poor’s 500, up from 14 percent just a decade ago. At 55 of those companies, one-third or more of all board members are women. And where the biggest corporate behemoths lead, smaller corporations are following. In the boardrooms of the Fortune 1000, one of every five directors is female. Among the companies in the Russell 3000 index, which represents 98 percent of the US public equity market, only 17 percent still have all-male boards. Clearly this is not mere tokenism. Women are being named to corporate directorships at an accelerating pace.” (09/17/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/2018/09/17/californias-bad-idea-gender-quotas-for-corporate-boards-n2519719

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33) Fed up with drug shortages, this hospital decided to make its own generics
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
Brittany Hunter

“Intermountain Healthcare is the largest health care provider in both Utah and its neighboring state of Idaho. Like many other health care systems around the country, it often struggles with drug shortages. But these shortages do not just impact over-the-counter drugs. Many hospitals, for example, struggle to keep up with their need for routinely used supplies like IV bags as well as essential substances like folic acid and lidocaine. Not only are these shortages frustrating for medical professionals, they are also extremely burdensome for patients. … Instead of looking to the government for answers, Intermountain decided to take matters into its own hands and create more viable options for both consumers and health care professionals. The health care provider, which has 22 hospitals in Utah alone, announced in January that it is joining forces with health care systems from around the country to launch their own generic prescription drug company.” (09/17/18)

https://fee.org/articles/fed-up-with-drug-shortages-this-hospital-decided-to-make-its-own-generics/

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34) We still haven’t learned the right lessons from the 2008 crash
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Brendan Brown

“Financial media-administered history lessons — whether by commentaries or interviews — on the Great Crash that occurred 10 years ago are frightening. The would-be history teachers are in total denial (or ignorance) of the key fact that 2008 was a monetary-made disaster. This climate of denial continues to foster ever greater danger in the future not to mention a heavy cumulative burden in the decade since — as measured by prosperity lost.” (09/17/18)

https://mises.org/wire/we-still-havent-learned-right-lessons-2008-crash

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35) A new roadmap for getting change done
Source: Our Future
by Robert Borosage

“The insurgent progressive movement has good reasons to celebrate as primary season comes to an end, much to the dismay of the corporate wing of the Democratic party. The victories of young, fresh insurgents get the most attention, but equally important is the beginning of reform within DNC, which gives state and local progressives a roadmap for party reform — and a mandate to get reforms done. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, having posed as a ‘man of the left’ as he sought to fend off the primary challenge of Cynthia Nixon, scorned the ‘progressive insurgent wave’ as ‘not even a ripple,’ dismissing the stunning Congressional primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a ‘fluke.’ Cuomo’s victory strut, purchased with millions in special interest money, gets it wrong as even the New York results suggests. Insurgent Democrats are on the rise, winning far more than expected.” (09/17/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180917/a-new-roadmap-for-getting-change-done

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36) The greatest service economists perform
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Donald J Boudreaux

“To think like a good economist is not only to be forever skeptical of popular explanations of economic phenomena, it is also to be fearless at examining reality in ways that often strike non-economists as bizarre. My favorite example of a seemingly bizarre but enormously revealing take on reality is my late colleague Gordon Tullock’s observation that if Congress really wants to reduce highway traffic fatalities to near zero, all it need do is to mandate that the steering column of each automobile be fitted with a sharp steel dagger pointed directly at the driver’s heart. Sheer brilliance. Upon hearing Gordon’s suggestion, the typical person immediately asks incredulously, ‘What?’ — a reaction that seconds later turns into the realization that Gordon is indisputably correct. No degree in economics is needed to understand how people would respond to this incentive. Once someone understands Gordon’s insight, that person can easily be shown its true, practical importance, which is this: reality is more complex than it initially appears.” (09/17/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/greatest-service-economists-perform

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37) The Irony Law of Socialism
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Under capitalism, said the old socialists, ‘the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.’ Today’s socialists admit this hoary ‘immiseration thesis’ is old hat. ‘The socialist argument against capitalism isn’t that it makes us poor,’ explains City University of New York Professor Corey Robin in the New York Times. ‘It’s that it makes us unfree.’ Unfree?” (09/17/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/09/17/socirony/

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38) “Socialism” is a political fashion statement
Source: USA Today
by Robert Robb

“The term ‘socialism’ has lost its sting in American politics, particularly among the young. However, few Americans who claim to be socialists are truly such, if the term is to retain its value in describing a particular form of political economy. It’s become more of a political fashion statement. A way of saying: ‘Hey, look at me. I’m a rebel with a cause.’ This sanitizing of the term hinders the ability to make useful distinctions in discussing matters of political economy. And it obscures important historical lessons that are forgotten at great peril. American conservatives believe that markets are the most productive and fair way of allocating resources, and the only way compatible with individual liberty. They are skeptical of proposals to regulate markets, believing that they have self-correcting mechanisms that will serve consumers, investors and workers better than government oversight.” (09/17/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/09/17/socialism-political-fashion-statement-dangerous-column/1329811002

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39) A primer on challenging jurisdiction
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Skyler J Collins

“At some point in your life you will be attacked by people who call themselves ‘government.’ This attack will consist of these people making certain claims, claims which must be challenged. If the claims are proven true with verifiable facts and evidence, then the attack is no longer an attack, but an act of self-defense. These claims are usually of the nature that a debt is owed, a service must be performed, or that your liberty must be surrendered. Each of these begins with a claim of jurisdiction, that these people’s rules (they call them laws, legal codes, Constitutions, et cetera) apply to you. It is supposed that this jurisdiction gives these people the authority to enforce their rules against you.” (09/14/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/a-primer-on-challenging-jurisdiction

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40) Why politicians and the media lie about the Citizens United decision
Source: Downsize DC
by Jim Babka & Perry Willis

“C.U. was good news for you and bad news for entrenched incumbents and the media. C.U. makes competition easier for challengers. It reduces media control. C.U. didn’t give political campaigns access to unlimited corporate contributions. So … When Bernie Sanders or Corey Booker claim they won’t ‘take these huge corporate donations,’ they’re being deceptive. No politician can take huge corporate donations. C.U. didn’t change that law. What C.U. actually did was permit a non-profit, grassroots ‘corporation’ to broadcast a movie about a presidential candidate. Prior to C.U. only the privileged, corporate-owned, mainstream media could collect and spend large, unreported sums to talk about political candidates.” (09/14/18)

https://downsizedc.org/citizens-united-truth/

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41) Inside Israel’s new Iran strategy
Source: Reuters
by Maysam Behravesh

“In a rare admission, Israel has broken its ‘no-comment’ policy on air strikes to confirm that it has carried out over 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria over the last two years. In addition to those attacks, a new report claims that Israel has secretly armed and funded at least 12 Syrian rebel groups in southern Syria since 2013. Israel reportedly stopped its transfer of weapons and money in July, after the Bashar al-Assad regime regained control of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. The major purpose of Israel’s ‘Operation Good Neighbor,’ which reportedly included humanitarian aid to Syrian rebels, was to prevent Iran-affiliated forces from entrenching their position near Israeli borders. More important, however, is the fact that Israel has intensified and broadened its air campaign inside Syria in recent months to target Iranian positions. Together, these operations indicate a significant shift of Israel’s defense posture, from a limited tolerance of Iranian military presence in Syria and beyond, to zero tolerance — with far-reaching implications for regional peace and stability.” (09/16/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-behravesh-israel-commentary/commentary-inside-israels-new-iran-strategy-idUSKCN1LX1OF

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42) The establishment hates a sloppy imperialist
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“Regardless of how you feel about the son of a bitch (or his apparently abortion-shy bitch mother), it’s becoming pretty hard to ignore the fact that the establishment, personified by both major parties, the legacy media, and the so called intelligence community, fucking hates President Donald J. Trump. With the New York Times latest revelation of an inter-administration resistance and Bob Woodword’s latest tabloid airport flyswatter, the movement to remove or contain our red-headed stepchild of an Electoral College despot has never been more vibrant. This puts me in a pretty weird position, not just because I’ve devoted my life to bitch slapping bigots like the Donald and upsetting the fanged mandarins of the establishment who so oppose him but because I find it strange that these fellow swamp critters despise each other so damn much.” (09/17/18)

https://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-establishment-hates-sloppy.html

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43) What digging up Franco has to do with democracy
Source: The New Republic
by Guy Hedgecoe

‘Exclusive: Photograph of the remains of Franco,’ a Twitter user posted in late August. It was a joke: The accompanying picture showed not the dusty bones of Spain’s former dictator, but a portrait of the current king, Felipe VI. Before dying, in 1975, Francisco Franco anointed Felipe’s father, Juan Carlos, to lead the country and keep in place his authoritarian, quasi-fascist ‘National Catholic’ ideology. Instead, the new monarch led Spain into a process of express-speed modernization, helping create a modern parliamentary democracy. Yet four decades on, that transition still feels incomplete to many Spaniards — and nowhere is that more apparent than in the debate over what to do with the former dictator’s remains.” (09/17/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/151257/digging-franco-democracy

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44) The war for the president’s mind
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“The Woodward book is supposed to be a blow against the Trump administration for supposedly depicting an administration in ‘chaos,’ but it actually manages to show the foreign policy aspect of Trump’s White House in its best light, albeit unintentionally. Woodward, being the swamp-creature that he is, uncritically cites administration officials who denounce Trump’s Singapore peace initiative with North Korea as prima facie evidence that the man is unhinged. This is the conventional wisdom inside the Washington Beltway: out in the real world, however, Trump’s view is evidence of his sanity. While the political class is worried that declaring the Korean war over and done with will pull the plug on the US military occupation of South Korea — a possibility Woodward conjures as a kind of Armageddon — normal Americans are hoping to see the troops come home after nearly 70 years!” (09/17/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/09/16/the-war-for-the-presidents-mind/

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45) Constitution Day: Every day, not just a one-day federal mandate
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Boldin

“Ok, here we go again. It’s September 17th and that means it’s ‘Constitution Day’ in the United States. On this date 231 years ago, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had drafted. Sadly, though, this so-called national day of observance is a sham. Politicians who never follow the Constitution will tell us about its greatness. Pundits who could care less about Constitutional limits will wax eloquent about how we should all praise the wisdom of the founders. And educators — under an unconstitutional federal mandate — will pretend to teach our children about the Constitution, even though they’re mostly clueless about it.” (09/17/18)

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/17/constitution-day-every-day-not-just-a-one-day-federal-mandate/

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46) All of our [sic] fears about Trump are coming true
Source: The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman

“Every once in a while, amid the relentless assault on one’s psychological well being that is the Donald Trump presidency, it’s tempting to say that as bad as things may be, we haven’t had an outright catastrophe yet. The nuclear missiles remain in their silos, martial law has not been declared, and the citizenry does not yet lie trembling in their caves as they hide from roving bands of cannibals. So it could certainly be worse. True as that may be, when you step back to take stock, you soon realize that things are very, very bad. In fact, this presidency is living up to all of our fears. To see how, let’s look at what happened just in the last week, a week that was only slightly more eventful than the typical one since Trump became president.” (09/16/18)

http://prospect.org/article/all-our-fears-about-trump-are-coming-true

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47) Private creditors can put you in jail
Source: The American Conservative
by Michael Shindler

“In 1833, the imprisonment of debtors was removed from federal law, leaving the practice to states. In 1983, the Supreme Court affirmed that incarcerating indigent debtors was unconstitutional, pursuant to the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which prohibits judges from revoking probation for a failure to pay a fine without first ascertaining a person’s ability to pay. Yet, according to a new report, ‘A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt,’ published by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), indebted Americans are still imprisoned at the instigation of private creditors through a perverse contortion of the legal process.” (09/17/18)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-travesty-of-private-creditors-putting-people-in-jail/

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48) The adults in the White House trying to save the US from Trump are just as dangerous as he is
Source: CounterPunch
by David Cockburn

“Trump is at war with the institutions of the US government. This is unsurprising: US presidents have invariably been frustrated by the sense that they reign but do not rule. A convincing explanation for the fall of Richard Nixon is that different branches of the bureaucracy used Watergate to frustrate his grab for power and get rid of him. They may yet succeed in Trump’s case. Many Americans want to witness a sequel to Watergate with Trump in the starring role. But this is almost impossible to do without control of Congress and the ganging-up of bureaucrats against an elected president will not be palatable to a lot of voters.” (09/17/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/09/17/the-adults-in-the-white-house-trying-to-save-the-us-from-trump-are-just-as-dangerous-as-he-is/

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49) Some random thoughts on money
Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Marco den Ouden

“A TV show I watched recently and a movie I saw on the flight home from Australia got me to thinking a bit about money. What is money? Usually money is held to have two components. It is a store of value and it is a medium of exchange. It is also said to be a unit of account but that is more of an accounting function than a day to day use of money. Traditionally, libertarians have embraced precious metals as money. Gold and silver have the properties of durability, divisibility and inherent value. But over the years, precious metals fell out of favour and most of the world today uses fiat money, that is, money without an inherent intrinsic value. Money has become more and more a unit of account — a book keeping entry.” (09/16/18)

http://jollylibertarian.blogspot.com/2018/09/some-random-thoughts-on-money.html

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50) Quantum Vibe, 09/17/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (09/17/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1848

***** The Sound and the Fury *****

51) Reason Podcast, 09/17/18
Source: Reason

“Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and yours truly [Matt Welch] each have their own ideas about what could and should happen next with the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, now that Christine Blasey Ford has forward publicly to accuse him of drunkenly pinning her down, covering her mouth, and trying to rip off her clothes when they were high school students in the ’80s. We also lay blame for our current deficit-tastic political moment, and we give away way too many spoilers (well, Suderman does, anyway) to a new movie out in theaters.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/17/the-brett-kavanaugh-sex-assault-controve

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52) Cato Daily Podcast, 09/17/17
Source: Cato Institute

“Senator Bernie Sanders believes that public assistance benefits provided to workers constitute subsidies to their employers. He couldn’t be more wrong, according to Ryan Bourne.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/public-assistance-subsidy-or-tax-employers

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53) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 121
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“World War III, Venezuela Coup, British Gold, Canada Border, Twitter Ban.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/17/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/september/17/five-minutes-five-issues-world-war-iii-venezuela-coup-british-gold-canada-border-twitter-ban/

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54) The Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 231
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

“Our interview this week (in our new studio!) is with Hon. Michael Chertoff, my former boss at Homeland Security and newly minted author of Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age. The conversation — and the book — is wide ranging and shows how much his views on privacy, data, and government have evolved in the decade since he left government.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/09/17/episode-231-ah-september-when-europe-unl

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55) Scott Adams Says, 09/17/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about false memories, Kavanaugh, peacocks, lie detectors, the Simulation, and coffee.” [Flash video] (09/17/18)

https://www.periscope.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1YpKkLQeVmdGj

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56) Patrick Cockburn on The Scott Horton Show
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Patrick Cockburn is interviewed on the Basra protests and discontent that’s detailed in his article ‘The Major Uprising in Basra and Southern Iraq that the world should be worrying about in the Middle East right now.’ Cockburn talks about the motivation of the Sunnis in the area to revolt, their living conditions, and how they’ve been cut out of the government. The protesters have burned government buildings, including the Iranian consulate, in their anger.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/9-18-2018-patrick-cockburn-on-basra-uprising/

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57) CQ Budget Podcast, episode 78
Source: Roll Call

“House and Senate lawmakers made a deal to give the Pentagon a huge spending boost and defy President Donald Trump’s call to cut various health, education and labor programs. CQ Defense reporter John M. Donnelly and Health reporter Andrew Siddons unpack the mammoth spending package now making its way through Congress.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

https://www.rollcall.com/news/podcasts/spending-splurge

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58) Political Beats Podcast, episode 43
Source: National Review

“Scot and Jeff discuss King Crimson with Dave Weigel, political reporter for the Washington Post.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/political-beats/episode-43-dave-weigel-king-crimson/

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59) The Bob Zadek Show, 09/16/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“FHB on the Republican Workers Party.” [various formats] (09/16/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/9/14/the-one-book-you-must-read-to-understand-american-politics-in2018

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60) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 366
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc gathers his team of Lions to celebrate FIVE years of Lions of Liberty! Marc welcomes Brian, Odie, Howie, Rico and JB (along with some “special” guest appearances) for a 5 Year Anniversary Party, Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor style! Join us as we ramble, rant, rave and take a trip down memory lane looking at some past moments and milestones over 5 years of the Lions of Liberty podcast!” [various formats] (09/17/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/09/17/lions-of-libertys-5-year-anniversary-party/

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61) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 247
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #247, I discuss the possibility of another round of talks with Kim Jong Un and the Taliban. Trump and Kim have said they would like to meet again. The Taliban said they want a second round of talks with the US. I break down demands of the US and the Taliban. I answer criticism about why I am optimistic about Korean Peace.” [various formats] (09/17/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-247-more-talks-with-kim-taliban

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62) Free Talk Live, 09/16/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Assault weapon ban :: Marijuana arrest :: Government study shows guns reduce crime :: Spending on Public Ed yields scant result :: Loving your job :: Cities on the Moon :: Another micro nation :: Mark and Chris.” [Flash audio or MP3] (09/16/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-09-16

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63) AnarchoChristian, episode 18
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“When it comes to politics, Romans 13 is one of the most debated sections of scripture. Let’s dive into a portion of David Lipscomb’s Civil Government for keen insight into one of the prominent interpretations for the Christian Anarchist.” [Flash audio] (09/16/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/romans-13-and-david-lipscombs-civil-government-ac018/

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64) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 178
Source: The Daily Liberator

“PRL Casting Couch.” [various formats] (09/16/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-178-prl-casting-couch/

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65) The Last Nighters, episode 37
Source: The Launch Pad Media

“East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’, We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done. We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there. There’s beer in Texarkana and they’re thirsty in Atlanta. We’re going to find economics points to make while discussing the Burt Reynolds classic, Smokey and the Bandit. Join us to watch ol’ ‘Bandit’ run. 10-4 good buddy.” [Flash audio] (09/16/18)

https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/smokey-and-the-bandit-the-last-nighters-episode-37/

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